You’ll find brilliant restaurants on nearly every main street in Melbourne, offering fresh ingredients, incredible flavours and a relaxed dining atmosphere. For the ultimate food experience, dine at one of these five celebrity chef Melbourne restaurants.
Chin Chin with Benjamin Cooper (pictured)
Open 11am until late every day of the week, Chin Chin Restaurant in Flinders Lane serves South-East Asian cuisine with a shared-eating concept. Delicious dishes such as the crispy Barramundi and green apple salad, spicy corn and coriander fritters, curries and sweets are all made in-house, with Benjamin Cooper as the executive chef. The restaurant has a walk-in only policy, but one table of 10-12 people is available for bookings.
Rosetta at Crown with Neil Perry
The creative genius behind Rosetta, Neil Perry, became famous after appearing on Foxtel, LifeStyle Food channels in Australia and BBC2 in Britain. Rosetta’s menu includes some of Neil’s favourite recipes and wines discovered while travelling through Italy. Rosetta’s wood fired oven and char-grill brings traditional Italian dishes to life while the restaurant produces over 16 different types of pasta each day.
Attica with Ben Shewry
Attica Restaurant’s eight course menus are original, flavoursome and downright delicious. The multi award winning restaurant is set in the quiet suburb of Ripponlea. The restaurant is overseen by Ben Shewry, whose dishes reference the landscape of the wild west coast of New Zealand’s North Island, where he grew up. You can also taste the incredible earthy flavours in the vegetarian eight course menu.
The Fat Duck with Blumenthal Heston
For six months The Fat Duck is moving from Berkshire in the UK to the award-winning Crown Towers Hotel in Southbank, Melbourne. The Fat Duck aims to take its diners on “a journey of history, nostalgia, memory and emotion” and awaken every sense – even sound. Key dishes include the refreshing Nitro-poached green tea and lime mousse, and a feast of delicious hijiki seaweed, razor clams, mussels and sea urchins as you listen to the sound of the ocean.
Press Club with George Calombaris
As stated in his new menu, it’s George Calombaris’ dream to make others happy through the love and emotion of hospitality. The MasterChef star and owner of The Press Club in Flinders St draws on his Greek heritage to bring you the exquisite flavours and aromas of Greece. His flagship Melbourne restaurant offers customers the choice between four and six course meals, treating you to delicious sweets and superb flavours such as Psari with plum and yoghurt.